I have never been one to push my daughters to participate in running. We've done one 5K together, but that was for the school and we ran and walked it. As far as asking them to go outside and run, or join the running club at school, I didn't push. My thought is this: Running is something you should do because you love it. I love it. I love the way it makes me feel. I love … [Read more...] about Running: It’s All in the Family at the Hot Chocolate 5K!
Back Roads Racing
So, big news: I have FINALLY figured out my race calendar until the end of this year! It goes a little something like this: October 14, Tampa Hoofin' it 5K with my daughter and her soccer pals! Can't wait for this fun hometown race. November 5th, the Fort Myers Marathon. Hoping for under 5, but really just want to run and enjoy. My mom and I will be relaxing near the … [Read more...] about Upcoming Races! My Schedule is (Pretty) Set Now
Happy Thursday! Soooo . . . I'm heading out for my first trail run of the season tomorrow. I'd planned to go last Friday BUT the rain was so bad I knew the trails would be a mess. So, I'm going tomorrow to a trail not far from home, and my plan is five miles. My hope: no bugs, not too much water, and a nice quiet time spent in the woods! I haven't been on a trail run … [Read more...] about Trail Runs, Puppy Collars, Change of Plans
Last year my kids and I discussed running the Hot Chocolate 5K in Tampa. Sadly, we didn't get around to it due to another obligation that weekend. So I was super excited this year when I signed up for the 15K! I'll be running the race on December 17th, and while I hesitate to announce a goal time - I am doing some speed training work but I don't know how well it will go! - I … [Read more...] about Chocolate and Running? Yes, Please! (Join Me!)
This quote pretty much wraps up my November jaunt through the Tampa trails. This race was my first 30K. I'd planned to run a marathon in 2016, but my 18 mile plus run through the woods would be my longest race of the year. And I won't complain, because it was a great one. Coach arrived the day prior to the race. (No, we weren't consuming red wine at 4 AM on route to … [Read more...] about Back Roads Racing: X Country 30K 2016, Tampa, Florida